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Senate Blocks Reid Plan as Bipartisan Deal Apparently Nears

Sunday, 31 Jul 2011 01:42 PM

 

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate defeated a Democratic proposal to raise the debt ceiling Sunday as lawmakers closed in on a deal that would be acceptable to both parties.

By a vote of 50 to 49, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance in the 100-member body.

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